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  • Apple

    Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

    The Apple Watch will go on sale in March, and though component shortages may be an issue, about 5 million of the devices are likely to be sold in the first quarter, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.

  • Mobile

    AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9 billion

    AT&T has agreed to acquire mobile carrier Nextel Mexico for UDS$1.9 billion from parent company NII Holdings, in an effort by AT&T to win a larger slice of the Mexican mobile market, the company announced Monday.

  • Social Networking

    Facebook in Turkey ordered to block material insulting Prophet Muhammad

    A Turkish court has reportedly ordered Facebook to block access to pages that share material insulting the Prophet Muhammad, threatening to block access to the site in the whole country if it does not comply.

  • Business Products

    Motorola returns to China, touts phone customization

    Would you like your smartphone's cover in wood or leather? And how about the device's metal trim?

  • Smartphones

    The standardized PC served its purpose, but IT changes have rendered the approach obsolete

    I work in an international organization, with around 10,000 employees and offices in nearly 100 countries. We started rolling out PCs to our staff when they first emerged as corporate tools in the early 1990s. As in many organizations, in time there was a drive to standardize those tools because:

  • Networking

    Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here's what we learned

    In my organization we manage almost all IT in-house, including the LAN, which is highly redundant. We have 35 Floor Wiring Concentrators around campus, each with around 300 active ports, and the concentrators have dual Gigabit uplinks to network cores in two data centers that are 300 meters apart. The data centers are linked by multiple 10Gb links, and each is connected to the Internet via two trunks that follow different paths.

  • Business Products

    Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

    The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will -- and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

  • Malware

    Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

    Adobe Systems started pushing a critical Flash Player patch to users who have auto-update enabled over the weekend in order to fix a vulnerability that has been exploited by attackers since last week.

  • Security

    The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

    Coinbase set to open first regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines suffers big hack ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

  • Privacy

    Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

    An Austrian court has set a date for Facebook to face a class action complaint about its privacy policy from 25,000 of its users.

  • Mobile

    Logitech expands video/audio gear for meeting rooms

    Logitech today expanded its offerings in the videoconferencing/collaboration space with the launch of its <strong>ConferenceCam Connect</strong> device ($499.99). Combining an HD 1080p video camera with dual microphones and a speakerphone for 360-degree audio, the ConferenceCam Connect is aimed at small workgroup collaboration settings (up to six people). The device sits between the entry-level BCC950 unit ($249.99) and the upper-end ConferenceCam CC3000e ($999.99).

  • Software

    Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

    Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Security

    Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

    The Malaysia Airlines website has been attacked and the Lizard Squad, one of the groups that claimed responsibility on Monday, threatened to soon "dump some loot" found on the airline's servers.

  • Mobile

    Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

    Google on Friday defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat," saying that the huge code base is unsafe to fix.

  • Encryption

    NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

    A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.

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